While players from Brazil have been making waves in the ongoing PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker, players from Sweden have continued to dominate records on PocketFives. The latest: the largest PocketFives Triple Crown points-wise since September at 873 PLB Points coming from Sweden’s ‘lena900‘.
In order to win a Triple Crown, a player has to take down three $10,000 prize pool tournaments across three sites tracked for the PocketFives Rankings within a seven-day period. Each tournament has to have a real money buy-in and at least 100 entrants, and satellites do not count.
This is the second Triple Crown that ‘lena900’ has won. His first came back in January after victories on Winamax, PokerStars, and 888 Poker for a total of 676 PLB Points. Now, he’s gotten one worth 873 points. And as if all of that weren’t impressive enough, ‘lena900’ actually won four tournaments in seven days, though only three became part of the Triple Crown.
On May 8, ‘lena900’ finished first in the PokerStars.fr Sunday High Roller and earned $8,100 along with 187 PLB Points. Although still large in its own right, this was the smallest of the four tournaments he won; therefore, it wasn’t counted for the Triple Crown.
The same day, he found the winner’s circle of the 888 Poker $60,000 Turbo Mega Deep Special Edition for almost $11,000 and nearly 250 PLB Points. That tournament had 313 entrants and a prize pool that just passed its $60,000 guarantee.
Two days later, ‘lena900’ was back at it, taking down the Winamax High Roller and bwin High Roller for $12,000 and $26,000, respectively. The High Roller on Winamax had a buy-in of just over $300 and attracted a field of 138. Its counterpart on bwin had 302 players and a prize pool that passed $150,000. That win was ‘lena900”s third largest cash of the year.
This is the largest Triple Crown since Davide ‘girex91’ Marchi bagged one worth 888 points, his second career award, after wins on PokerStars, 888, and PokerStars.fr back in September 2015.
The four wins as part of ‘lena900’s’ Triple Crown run pushed his career total to 105. They also bumped his career cash total past $4.4 million. He’s currently the #4 ranked online poker player in the world and held the top spot as recently as the end of April. Here are his accolades over the years:
The largest PocketFives Triple Crown ever belongs to New Zealand’s Shaun ‘mathclub’ Goldsbury, who earned 1,762 points after three wins in a week in May 2010, including a SCOOP victory.